Top Texas barbecue (2008)

Halal Food

Ha! Trick category! Because the best Texas-style barbecue (with the possible exception of the fatty brisket at Blue Smoke) isn't even Texas-derived. The stall with no English name but Halal Food is a northern Chinese charcuterie, turning out admirable whole rabbits, soy-sauced tripe, and boiled peanuts (just like Georgia) in addition to a wonderful barbecued chicken, with smoky flesh and the rubbery skin that's endemic to good barbecued chicken. The chile-oiled vegetables on the steam table are every bit as good as cole slaw as a side. Note: entrance around the corner on 41st Road.


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